Thursday, January 29, 2015

6 reasons why the thrift store should be your fabric store



It's no secret that my favorite fabric store is the thrift store!  Thrift stores offer a relatively untapped source of materials for sewing, craft and art projects.   While there are thousands (millions?) of Pinterest pins for repurposing everything from old picture frames to luggage, and entire blogs for refashioning clothing, I'm going to focus on general sewing with thrifted materials.

Why sew with thrifted fabrics?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Progress, not perfection

We're making some progress around here.

Brendan, especially. . .


How beautiful is this?  He still persevering in his PT, three times a day, every day.  I still can't believe how well his knee is healing and functioning.  It looks so normal!  He has a check-up this week, and I'm betting he'll be off of his crutch (he's only using one now) and maybe even out of his brace very soon!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tidy-up Tuesday

Hello, friends!  I spent some time last week tidying up around here, hopefully making this blog more useful for you, my readers.


Just above, you'll find multiple tabs/pages (finally!) so you can easily find my tutorials and patterns all in one place.  Hope that helps!

I'm also planning to post more regularly.  I'm aiming for three posts each week, so hopefully we'll be seeing more of each other.  :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

When my skull cracks

I wasn't sure how, or if, I should write this post, as it's anything but crafty or sewing-related, but I've decided to share one of my crosses with you.  Maybe this will help someone struggling, or maybe give some insight into my disappearing acts here, in my shop, and in real life.

After suffering for over 20 years, I was diagnosed last year with chronic vestibular migraines, which basically means that one of my main migraine triggers is MOTION.  Seriously?  I mean, how can you not MOVE?  Long car rides, like our frequent trips to Dallas for Brendan's treatment, are pure hell.  It's not motion sickness.  I'm perfectly fine IN the car.  The hell begins when we stop.

fun for them, hell for me.

When the car stops. . . .

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A late Happy New Year, and an update

Happy New Year!


I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  I've tried posting here a couple of times since we last spoke, especially while Brendan was in the hospital last month for PT, but the hospital's wi-fi was spotty, and then we got home and Christmas happened, so... here we are, a month later!  Let's jump in!

Brendan update. . . .